March 5, 2008  9:38 PM

Oracle gets new worldwide channel chief in Althoff

Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Direct reseller channel conflict, Oracle

Big channel changes atop Oracle. Doug Kennedy is leaving the database-and-biz-apps giant and Judson Althoff will replace him...

February 22, 2008  4:02 PM

PR-mageddon! for the week of Feb. 22

Posted by: Bcournoyer
Enterprise applications, Linux, Open-source, Oracle

PR-magdeddon! is a new feature here on Channel Marker, where we call out vendors for press releases that aren't exactly the most clear and concise things in the world. Check out last week's debut if you missed it and...

January 31, 2008  3:16 PM

Same ol’, same ol’ at Oracle

Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Direct reseller channel conflict, Enterprise applications, Oracle

Oracle’s next channel chief will have to deal with the age-old conflicts the company has always faced. Many Oracle partners credit the recently departed Rauline Ochs...

November 12, 2007  5:46 PM

Cognos: Sold to IBM for $5B!

Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Enterprise applications, IBM, Oracle, Reseller channel business development, Supplier relationship management

 IBM Software has long made a big racket about how it's an infrastructure player and would never ever, ever (again) compete with applications partners. But now it's buying Cognos for five billion big ones. That's five billion. For Cognos! So those arguments are sounding pretty flimsy. Of course,...

October 31, 2007  2:02 AM

NetSuite puts Ellison’s shares in ‘lock box’

Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Direct reseller channel conflict, Managed services providers, Oracle, SMB, Software as a service (SaaS)

At last, someone at NetSuite (or maybe Oracle) has figured out that Larry Ellison’s stake in NetSuite is the conflict-of-interests outsiders have been flagging for years. According to recent NetSuite filings, Oracle CEO Ellison will put

October 12, 2007  8:28 AM

Oracle pulls the trigger on BEA deal

Posted by: badarrow
Application development, Barbara Darrow, IBM, Open-source, Oracle, Reseller channel business development

Just when you thought Oracle might be settling down, the company makes a $6.6 billion bid for BEA Systems, the app server power. Such a move has been rumored on and off for some time, but apparently it finally got the stamp of approval up on the eleventh floor in Redwood Shores.

October 7, 2007  10:55 PM

Analytics VARs Take Note: SAP to buy Business Objects

Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Enterprise applications, Microsoft, Oracle

SAP, the ERP market leader,  is buying Business Objects, another European software power, for about $7 billion. The move by SAP, Waldorf, Germany, to buy Paris-based Business Objects typifies the...

September 21, 2007  9:59 AM

Microsoft incentives target Oracle faithful

Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Data storage management, Microsoft, Oracle


Reusing a dog-eared page from its playbook, Microsoft this week said it will offer Oracle database users discounts to move to SQL Server.

As of Wednesday,...

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